ArtBeat: 1/8/10


Elise Freda: Monarch
Elise Freda: Monarch

“Nature Abstracted” @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson: Paintings by Elise Freda and works on paper by Madelon Jones, plus paintings by Nancy Rutter and Joseph Maresca in the backroom. Artist reception Saturday, Jan. 9, 6-8 pm. (through February 15)

Dan McCormack: Varied Projects Show @ Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy: an array of recently developed techniques and processes, including palladium diptychs, cyanotypes, Nimslo, pattern, face scan, lillith, photograms, Holga camera, 4 × 4, and pinhole camera. Artist reception on Friday, January 29, 6-9pm (Troy Night Out) (Through February 21)

Jeffrey Owen Miller
Jeffrey Owen Miller

Geoffrey Owen Miller @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson: New York-based artist Geoffrey Owen Miller uses various methods of painting to examine the sociological meanings of iconic imagery and the psychology of the viewer’s perception. Artist reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, 6-8 pm (Through Jan. 31)

Marcus A. Vincent and Jesse Royston: “Seeing In Side Out” @ Terra Nova Gallery, Troy: Opening reception on Friday, January 8, 6-9pm (Through February 26)

The Posie Kviat Gallery in Hudson is hosting a landscape exhibit, “Making a Scene,” featuring the work of Michael Cohen, Mary Anne Erickson and Katarina Gerkman-Holbrook. Opening reception on Saturday (January 9) from 3-6pm. (Through February 15)

High School All Stars @ The Arts Center, Saratoga: Art by Saratoga County high school students. Opening reception on Sunday January 10, 2-5pm (Through January 30)

Last Chance To See:

Small Works: Art + Object @Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield: A large group show of small works and affordable art. (Closes Saturday, Jan. 9)

David Ellingsen
David Ellingsen

David Ellingsen: “Hibernus: A Winter Study” @ Galerie BMG, Woodstock: photographs of plants during the final stages of their being. Chosen for their beauty of form and graphic possibilities, they represent a respect and appreciation for the worth of the latter part of the life cycle. (Closes Sunday, January 10)

Drawn Together @ The Lichtenstein, Pittsfield: featuring a synergistic community of seven artists: Linda Baker-Cimini, Betsy Dovydenas, Julie Edmonds, Paul Graubard, Barbeio Barros-Gizzi, Susan Hartung, and Grier Horner. (Closes Saturday, Jan. 9)

Alec Soth: “Niagara” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown: As part of its year-long series of programs devoted to “Landscape,” this exhibit features 22 photographs of contemporary views of life on both the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls. (Closes Sunday, January 10)

Crow and Raven: Baskin, Hughes, Manet, Poe @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (Closes Sunday January 10)

Salon Show 2009 @ GCCA, Catskill: Annual exhibition of small art works by GCCA member artists. All works for sale. (Through January 9)

Holiday in the Mountains 2009 @ GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham: Annual fine craft exhibition and sale with pottery, quilts, toys, clothing, jewelry, ornaments and more, all available for purchase. (Through January 10)


(Re)Vision: Highlights from four 2009 solo exhibitions, John Cleater, Joan Banach, Ruth Leonard, Ieva Mediodia @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. (Through February 6)

Ruth Leonard: Nipper Still Life
Ruth Leonard: Nipper Still Life

Tracy Helgeson: Abstract Landscapes @ The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown: Painter Tracy Helgeson creates glowing, deceptively simple landscapes using large fields of pure color. (Through January 31)

A Strong Impression: William Morris Hunt’s Niagara” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown: As part of its year-long series of programs devoted to “Landscape,” this exhibit examines both the artistic and cultural context in which Hunt’s painting, Niagara Falls (1878), was produced through oil sketches, drawings, photographs, films, rare books, and souvenirs. (Through January 31)

Mike Glier: “Along a Long Line” and Amy Podmore: “Predicaments” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown: The annual Williams College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition featuring paintings by Mike Glier and a range of sculpture, video, and installation by Amy Podmore. (Through February 21)

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: “Juggernaut” @ William College Museum of Art, Williamstown: In this new video, the pristine, gleaming white salt flats of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve are disturbed by the menacing and thundering sounds of human intervention. (Through March 14)

“Winter Art” @ The National Upholstering, Design Studio/Gallery: group show and sale of work by more than 10 local artists. (Through January 30)

Kevin Cook and Gail Postal: “Iconic Landscapes and Everyday Icons @ Windham Fine Arts (Through January 24)

John Willis: Selections from “Recycled Realities” and “A View from the Rez” @ Union College, Visual Arts Building, Burns Arts Atrium, Schenectady: Photographer John Willis shows works from two recent projects. “Recycled Realities” features still-life photos of scrap paper on its way to being recycled, while “A View from the Rez” includes photographs made while visiting Pine Ridge Reservation, tribal home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. Artist reception on Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:30 pm (Through January 31)

Group Show, Pt. 2 @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy: includes works by Sergio Sericolo, Laura Glazer, Jeff Wigman, Christopher Murray, Dorothy Englander, Robert Gullie, Joe Putrock and Erik Laffer. (through January 25)

Poet of the Ordinary — Photographs by Keith Carter @ Massry Center, College of St. Rose, Albany. (Through January 17)

“Picture This,” photos by Rick Bedrosian @ McGreevy Prolab (Through January 29)

Constable and After: Sir Edwin Manton and the British Landscape @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition of art patron Manton’s landscape collection, including John Constable, a pioneer in landscape art and precursor to the Impressionists. (Through June 23)

Alexis Grabowski and Lauren Mielke: “Inside Out” @ Davey Jones Gallery, Albany: an exhibition of drawings and installations. (Through February 1)

Lives of the Hudson, Type A: Barrier, Nicole Eisenman @ The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga. (Here’s the Nippertown review.)

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